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San Francisco to New Orleans Road Trip
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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

Bridging two iconic cities, this is a road trip that features amazing national parks, quirky landmarks, and the spirit of America. Learn about Navajo culture, play the odds in Vegas, bask in genuine Southern hospitality, and get your cowboy on in Texas. Centrally located hostels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action no matter where you are. With so much heart and soul and so much to see and do on the road to New Orleans, dont leave your heart in San Francisco because youre going to need it.

North America
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Hiking, Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUFO.B/201696
  • Starts: San Francisco, United States
  • Finishes: Austin, United States
You will Visit
  • San Francisco
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Bishop
  • Las Vegas
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Monument Valley
  • Durango
  • Santa Fe
  • Carlsbad
  • Austin
  • New Orleans

Itinerary

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Day 1: San Francisco

Arrive at any time. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to enjoy more of the city.
There's a lot to see and do in San Francisco, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and the city's famous cable cars await you.

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Day 2: San Francisco/Yosemite National Park

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of one of America's most popular cities. Drive into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and set up camp.
Travel through California's Sierra Nevada Mountains on the way to Yosemite National Park. Set up camp for the night and get ready for a full day of exploring the next day.

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Day 3: Yosemite National Park

Enjoy a free day in Yosemite National Park.
Admire spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes. Yosemite has many trails to offer. Be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape and opt to rent a bike to better explore the Yosemite Valley.

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Day 4: Yosemite National Park/Death Valley

Awe at the spectacular scenery along the Tioga Pass. Marvel at tufa rock towers at Mono Lake.
Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes while enjoying one of most scenic areas in California.

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Day 5: Death Valley/Las Vegas

Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP party limo.
Visit one of the country's most rugged landscapes, legendary Death Valley, the hottest and driest spot on earth and home to the lowest point in North America.

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Day 6: Las Vegas

Free time in Las Vegas.
Full day to explore Las Vegas. Walk the strip and try your luck at the tables or slot machines. Or spend the day shopping, dining or poolside. In the evening, opt to see one of the wildly entertaining shows Vegas is known for.

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Day 7: Las Vegas/Grand Canyon National Park

Travel Route 66, then arrive at the beautiful Grand Canyon and take in the sunset from the canyon's edge.
Considered among nature's most spectacular offerings, the Grand Canyon provides spectacular opportunities for exploration. Return to the campsite and recapture the experiences from this memorable day!

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Day 8: Grand Canyon National Park

Enjoy free time in Grand Canyon NP.
Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to wander throughout the park and take a hike. Hire a bike, check out a museum or see the canyon from the sky by helicopter.

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Day 9: Grand Canyon National Park/Monument Valley

Drive along the southern rim of the canyon, then opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley, on an optional overnight excursion.
Take an optional jeep tour led by a Navajo guide through Monument Valley and be inspired by a night under the stars while camping in this magnificent atmosphere.

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Day 10: Monument Valley/Durango

Wind up the side of a mountain through Mesa Verde National Park's rocky slopes and inspiring vistas. Hike to ancient cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde before continuing on to Durango.
Hike through history exploring Mesa Verde National Park, which offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Puebloans.

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Day 11: Durango/Santa Fe

Travel to Santa Fe and dive into the Southwest culture in this historic city.
Continue the journey back in time and explore one of America's oldest and most beautiful cities, Santa Fe. Take a stroll downtown and visit art galleries, or enjoy some world-famous roasted green chilies.

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Day 12: Santa Fe/Carlsbad

Look for aliens at infamous Roswell en route to exploring the Carlsbad Caverns, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset.

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Day 13: Carlsbad/Austin

Cross into the state of Texas, the birthplace of Tex-Mex food, 10-gallon hats, and Western movies.
Sit back and gaze at the scenery while travelling through the southern United States. Upon arrival in the 'Lonestar' state, settle in at the campsite for a night under the stars.

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Day 14: Austin

Spend a free day in Austin. Opt to visit the SoCo area for thrift shopping, take a dip in the Barton natural pool, or let loose at a local country bar in the evening.

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Day 15: Austin/New Orleans

Crank up the jazz and drive into the home of Mardi Gras. Trip ends upon arrival to New Orleans. Opt to explore the French Quarter, and join the revellers on Bourbon Street 'til the early hours.

There's a lot to see and do in New Orleans, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions
    • Death Valley visit
    • Orientation to Las Vegas
    • Guided tour of the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde
    • Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon
    • Carlsbad Caverns visit
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (3 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (11 nts)
    • 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
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Tour Highlights:
  • Stroll the hills of San Francisco
  • Catch a sunset at the Grand Canyon
  • Marvel at cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde
  • Feel the heat in Death Valley
  • Roll the dice in Las Vegas
  • Search for wildlife in Yosemite.